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  1. red bobcat

    red bobcat Read Only Funster

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    :BigGrin:hi we are new to this site, just took up motorhoming today ,rained off,would like to talk to people who can give useful hints on how to get going . thanks x:thumb:
     
  2. aba

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    hi and welcome:welcomefunster:
    i'm sure someone will be along to advise soon
    you will no doubt get some helpful and some amusing suggestions as to how to get going.
    but at the moment i cant think of any:Doh:
    but welcome to fun
    enjoy
     
  3. JayDee

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    There is a huge temptation to go into the accessories shop and buy all sorts of 'really useful' stuff.

    Resist this urge!!!

    Get together a few essentials like bedding, clothes (unless you're nudists :BigGrin:), water, food, a hose pipe to fill your tank with when you arrive on site, a hook-up cable and a couple of ramps, etc. and head for the nearest CL / CS / 5 van site (preferably one with a hook-up). Pitch up how you think it should be done and start living in it. As you live through the day / days you will discover the stuff that you really should have brought / bought (e.g. cork screw) and the stuff that would genuinely make living in the MH easier / more pleasurable. Some things that seem like a good idea may well be a good idea, others will seem necessary to start with, but often a slight change in the way you live your life will make the need for the item disappear, thereby saving you money for something that you really want, like a reversing camera (you:thumb:) or a low-wattage hair drier (the wife:RollEyes:), or a low-wattage kettle (both of you:Wink:). Why low-wattage? The highest you'll get on any site is a 16 amp hook-up. The worst I've stayed on is 3 amps:Doh: If you multiply the amps by 230 (the volts) you'll get Watts. A domestic electric Kettle can be as high as 3000 watts. This leaves less than 700 watts for everything else. Heating and hot water can take anything up to nearly 2000 wats. Ergo, a 900 / 1000 watt electric kettle may well be an essential item, unless you're happy to heat water on the gas hob.

    Also you'll find that living in the MH puts different contraints on both of you. If you're only ten miles from home you will be under less pressure as you can always postpone the experience if things get on top of you. And if that happens there are plenty of people on here who'll give a hug and a cuddle (and quite a few who probably won't :Rofl1:) and a cup of encouragement.

    Is that the sort of response you were hoping for? :Smile:


    John
     
  4. dellwood33

    dellwood33 Read Only Funster

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    Hi Red Bobcat & welcome to MotorhomeFun :Smile:

    Yet another "Geordie" added to the ranks :thumb: :BigGrin:
     
  5. toledo

    toledo Funster Life Member

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    :thumb: hi and walcome to the fun :thumb:
     
  6. DESCO

    DESCO Read Only Funster

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    Hi

    Welcome to MH Fun:welcomefunster:

    JayDee gave you some good advice there, you have only to look in classified adds to see who bought before trying, can be expensive.
     
  7. dylan

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    Hello and welcome to the FUN :Smile:
     
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